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Education, Training and Public Awareness under Article 6 of the Convention

The solutions to climate change are also the paths to a safer, healthier, cleaner and more prosperous future for all. To see this and to understand what needs to be done requires a sharp and sustained focus on education, training and public awareness in all countries and at all levels of government, society and enterprise.

That is why governments have agreed to educate, empower and engage all stakeholders and major groups. This common objective is anchored in pdf-icon Article 6 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and in pdf-icon Article 10 (e) of the Kyoto Protocol.

To achieve their goal, governments are working with the private sector and civil society stakeholders in six priority action areas: education, training, public access to information, public awareness, public participation and international cooperation.

All stakeholders have agreed that the scale of the challenge posed by climate change requires these activities to be stepped up and that they should not only be collaborative but also country-driven, interdisciplinary and respect the culture of each participating country and group. More>>


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In September 2015, Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) released its first newsletter. The newsletter comprises latest news on ACE activities, updates on the negotiation process, good practices and detailed information on climate change education, training, public access to information, public awareness, public participation and international cooperation.

September 2015 Newsletter - Action for Climate Empowerment (Read it in French, in Spanish
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Youth Looking to Be Empowered for Climate Action -  Results of UN Youth Forum (Read it in French, in Spanish)

Kenya Green Universities Network Launched to Promote Sustainability Practices in Higher Education Institutions

UN CC:Learn Presents New Website and Courses (Read it in French, in Spanish)

Experts: Education Crucial for Success of Paris Agreement - Ahmedabad Framework for Action Adopted (Read it in French, in Spanish)

Human Energy Lights up the Iron Lady - A Week of Great Art and Culture During COP 21 (Read it in French, in Spanish)

UNFCCC Congratulates Winners of Global Sustainability Film Awards (Read it in French, in Spanish)

COP21 Video: Fighting Climate Change with Music

Comics Uniting Nations launches climate change comic for children at COP21

First Education Day to Reach Everyone at COP21 (Read it in French, in Spanish)

Creativity Backs Climate Action in Paris (Read it in French, in Spanish)

Youth Celebrate Climate Action at COP21 (Read it in Spanish)

Video: Why engage Youth: COP21 Education Day

Young and Future Generations Day at COP21 Paris

Europe’s Children Urge Climate Action

Kids for COP21: kids talk to world leaders and demand action on climate change

Conference of Youth Focuses on Hard Skills to Drive Greater Climate Action (Read it in Spanish)

Other news related to Article 6 of the Convention can be found here. More>>

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